Invista: EIA Approval for HMD Plant
Invista, Wichita, Kansas/USA, has received Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval from the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau for a 215,000-ton per year hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park.
The company has fully authorized construction of the plant and expects to commence production in 2015. This marks a significant milestone for Invista’s planned investments to create an integrated nylon 6,6 intermediates and polymer asset in the region. The new plant will be the most energy efficient HMD facility in the world, according to company information.
Invista is also working on the next phases of its China investments in nylon 6,6, including facilities to produce ADN using its proprietary technology, nylon 6,6 polymer, and engineering polymer compounds.
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